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Food pantry in Chiloquin struggling to stay open

Published On: Nov 29 2013 01:33:52 PM CST
CHILOQUIN, Ore. -

The sponsors of the food pantry in the Klamath County town Chiloquin say it's barely hanging on.

The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports the pantry distributes food monthly and serves 200 people, filling a large gap in the economically depressed community with a population estimated this year at 735.

Since a fire last year that caused $10,000 in damage, the pantry operation has moved from place to place before finding a place with a low rent.

But organizers say they're struggling financially, and the current location is too small to conduct rummage sales and dinners to raise money.

They say the last of the food distributions could be as soon as next month.

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